Category Archives: Publishing

Represent JHU on the Global Stage

Back in October we asked you to take the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey. We still need graduate students and faculty to take this graphical survey; we’ll use the data to help us improve our library services and resources. … Continue reading

Updating Peer Review

Peer reviewed journals are the bedrock of the STEM scholarly publishing system. Peer review is the process that ensures an article’s authors have used proper methods, cited previous work appropriately, and made logical and supported conclusions. There was even a … Continue reading

How do you research? We need to know!

What tools do you use to get your research done? Google Drive, MS Word, or Open Office? RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley? Google Scholar or Scopus? Your librarians want to know what tools you use so that we can optimize library … Continue reading

What Publishers Think About Technology

The International Association of STM Publishers released their Tech Trends 2015 list as a set of infographics. It’s always an interesting list to librarians because we spend our time working with publishers, researchers, and technology. So you shouldn’t be surprised … Continue reading

And the Winner is…

The Grammys and Oscars have me thinking about awards (and stunning evening wear). It’s been a few years since we looked at the most downloaded online journals, so let’s take a peek into the envelope. In the category of most … Continue reading

Can I Share My Article?

If you’ve published a journal article, you want as many people as possible to see it, read it, and (hopefully) cite it in their own work. Now websites like ResearchGate and Academia.edu urge you to share the full text of your … Continue reading

Open Access Happens More Than One Week Per Year

We’ve wished you a Happy Open Access Week several times in this space. Problem is, Open Access (or OA) is available all the time. And the JHU Libraries provide services and resources to help you with your OA-related needs. So … Continue reading

JH Libraries Open Access Promotion Fund – Our Third Year

Back in October, 2012, during Open Access Week, the Scholarly Communications Group announced an initiative to help JHU authors publish their articles in Open Access journals. This is the third year of the fund. We’ve been so successful that we’ve … Continue reading

Journal Article Impact III: Altmetrics

Now you know how to figure out how often your journal article has been cited. Other nagging questions include: How many people read the article but didn’t cite it? And what if your article isn’t pure research? What if it’s … Continue reading

Journal Article Impact II: How Many Citations?

Time to answer that question – how do you determine the number of times an article has been cited? Don’t forget our rules of thumb from the previous post. Also, a lot of the information below is available here, so … Continue reading